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The UK’s fastest growing private companies: Hot 100 2015 – (8) Plan B Healthcare

Nursing recruitment agency Plan B supports both NHS and private sectors, filling jobs across the UK.
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Name: Plan B Healthcare
Industry/sector: Recruitment
Date founded: 2008
The boss: Christopher Coyle
Location: South East
Latest turnover: £14.6m
Three-year compound growth rate (%): 69.9
Latest EBITDA: £2.6m

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A newcomer to the Hot 100, Plan B Healthcare is a recruitment agency for the nursing industry. Providing multi-sector support, the business works with both the NHS and private operations, helping to hire staff across the whole of the UK.

While hospitals and doctors’ surgeries are places where staff are required, Plan B also delivers staff to prisons and care homes.

“At Plan B we are a last minute, high quality supplier of nursing staff and we are able to assist our clients at the eleventh hour when most other avenues have failed,” the firm said. “We are able to provide short term nursing staff either on the day or in advance, in addition to assisting you in recruiting your own permanent staff.”

It claims a personal touch is delivered to clients so that they only have just one or two consultants to deal with, while jobs managed by the Harrow-based firm span locations including London, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Bristol, Brighton and more.

Meanwhile, areas of service include A&E, anaesthetic, chemotherapy, health, paediatric, theatre among others.

Band seven senior nurses interview all candidates, who are also required to complete the relevant security checks, to ensure they’re right for the company. To prevent losing business to rival services, Plan B opens 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Discussing diversity, the firm said: “Care homes have been our staple clients since the company started in 2009. We have always prided ourselves on our ability to cover specific, last minute shifts in any care home setting, including nursing homes, residential, learning disabilities and mental health. We provide both care workers and nurses.

“We work with a number of major private groups including Care UK, BMI Healthcare, Ramsay, Spire, Nuffield Health and UK Specialist Hospitals. We cover a variety of sectors, including ward nursing, theatres and speciality care such as nurse practitioners and HDU.

“Since 2010, Plan B have been a provider of nursing staff to the niche prison market. We have a pool of security cleared RGNs, RMNs, Dual Qualified and Nurse Practitioners. All of our staff are security cleared and can be booked at short notice. Plan B can provide prison cleared nurses anywhere in the UK.”

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